Former world number one Serena Williams made her return to competitive tennis five months after giving birth as she teamed up with sister Venus for the US team in the Fed Cup.
The pair lost the dead doubles rubber 6-2 6-3.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was given by standing ovation and loud cheers despite the scoreline and among those in the crowd in Asheville, North Carolina was baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Serena said in an on-court interview, “It’s great. It’s her first match so I’m glad she got to see it,”.